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Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity’ Has Strong Hold on VES Nominations

Gravity lead the nominations in motion picture categories for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, announced Tuesday. The film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, earned eight nominations. DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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FX Sweetens the Toon Deal

This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Johns

Last week would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday, a fact that was widely recognized around the world. While a lot of people realize that in addition to being a legendary ... Continue Reading →
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Film Roman Invests in Bold, Original Shows

Burbank-based animation studio Film Roman, who is best known for working on shows such as The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-head, Ultimate Spider-Man and King of the Hill is moving forward ... Continue Reading →
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Spin Contributes to Season 3 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Toronto-based vfx house Spin has wrapped work on the third season of HBO’s hugely popular series Game of Thrones. “We thank HBO and the VFX Production team for the opportunity ... Continue Reading →
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‘Family Guy’ Spoofs ‘Girls’ in Emmy Ad

Those crazy, irreverent kids on FOX TV’s Family Guy team have done it again. Once again celebrating its yearly tradition of going to great lengths to outrage/amuse Emmy Awards ... Continue Reading →
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FXX Orders Danny McBride’s Animated ‘Chozen’

FXX has greenlit Chozen, an FX animated comedy pilot from Danny McBride and his Rough Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. The show is FXX’s first original series for ... Continue Reading →
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Retro Fever: ‘Fraggle Rock’ and ‘Taz’ on DVD

There are several fun new animated and puppet-driven series making their debut on DVD/Blu-ray this week that should put everyone in the right retro summer mood. First up, how can you ... Continue Reading →
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TV News Bytes: DHX, Mediatoon

+ International indie toon house DHX Media has inked a deal with Viacom Media Networks for the sixth season of its wacky animated action-comedy Johnny Test to air on Nickelodeon Germany. ... Continue Reading →